Lonneke Uneken takes a first WorldTour win on crash-defined stage three of Simac Ladies Tour

A huge crash at 5.8km to go takes out most of the peloton leaving only six women to fight for the stage and affecting the GC

Lonneke Uneken (SDWorx) wins a crashed marred stage 3 of the 2021 Simac Ladies Tour
(Image credit: Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images)

Dutch rider Lonneke Uneken took a first Women’s WorldTour win after a huge crash took out most of the Simac Ladies Tour peloton on stage three. 

The young SD Worx rider was part of a six-woman group which emerged from the carnage to contest the final, and included three of her team-mates.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.